| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
If you like paint-by-numbers, the data just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census create a picture of the United States that is not inspiring.
We spend the biggest part of our day — 9 hours and 12 minutes — commuting...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:16 PM
Dear Liz: I have $40,000 in credit card debt due to home healthcare I had to provide for my mom, who lived with me for six years before she passed away in 2011. I filed a Veterans Affairs claim on her behalf but just got a VA check for $344 with no...
| Sep 22, 2013
During the 2012 presidential primary season, Republican candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich vied with each other in asserting ownership of historic welfare reform legislation. The measure was signed into law in 1996 by President Bill Clinton, who...
| Sep 20, 2013
Re "The skinny on the Inform Act: It's likely to misinform," Column, Sept. 18
Michael Hiltzik reveals yet another attempt to undermine Social Security and Medicare, this time by driving a wedge between generations.
Boston University economist Laurence...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Boston University economist Laurence Kotlikoff is understandably unhappy with my critique of his "Inform Act"--a proposed federal law dictating a new way of government fiscal accounting that I explained in a recent column was a useless and misleading...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A robust recovery for the global economy remains well out of reach.
That's the view that emerges from a survey of economists just as the Federal Reserve is expected this week to reduce its stimulus for the U.S. economy....
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Kids sure grow up fast these days. My 12-year-old son just started seventh grade. Days later he got his AARP card.
"Your membership has been reserved and is awaiting activation," AARP told him in a letter.
This was the second goofy solicitation my son...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Dios aprieta pero no ahoga. (God squeezes but doesn't choke.) -- Spanish proverb
Somebody rained on my parade this week. I saw it coming, in banner headlines and economists' warnings, but kept hoping the weather forecast would turn sunny and dry.
| Oct 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: I'm in my late 60s and plan to retire in about two years. I have a pension that will pay close to my current take-home income. I also have about $500,000 in annuities and IRAs. These plus Social Security make retirement look good. But right...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:34 AM
Brandon Scott is only two years out of Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, but he was one of more than 50 Fix the Debt volunteers from around the nation to meet Thursday with congressional leaders in Washington to urge them to find a compromise solution...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:57 AM
A former UC Davis police officer who received worldwide notoriety for pepper-spraying campus protesters two years ago will be receive $38,055 in workers' compensation after claiming he suffered depression and anxiety as result of the public outcry.